We have all been dying to know who the buyers are for the twenty-first floor over at the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Tower I. You will recall that I have been quite ga-ga over this high profile penthouse pad, which Tim created by knitting together two huge penthouse condos under the exquisite direction of the beautiful Sofia Joelsson, of SoJo Design, a Miami-based interior designer who does a great deal of design work chez Headington. The one-of-a-kind outdoor terraces, um, three of them, were designed and built in conjunction with Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. The unit was originally listed for $14 million, not including the art. Then, a few weeks ago, the price was lowered to a smidgen under ten million and voila, a buyer appeared, brought in by our newest celebrity Dallas agent, Victoria Barr de Quinones, Ebby Halliday Preston Center office.
I should say, buyers plural. They would be Moll and Charlie Anderson, from Knoxville, Santa Fe and now Dallas! Charlie is President and CEO of Anderson Companies, the parent company of Anderson Merchandisers. According to Forbes, it is the 116th largest private company in the U.S. The family holdings at one time or another have included more than 150 different companies including Anco China Ltd., Anderson Press, and publicly traded Books-A-Million. The company was founded by Charlie’s grandfather, Clyde, in 1917 when he opened a newsstand in Florence, Alabama. Charlie is the third-generation leader for a family-owned business that has pioneered the mailing and distribution of entertainment products. Under Charlie’s leadership, Anderson Companies has grown to become the country’s largest distributor of pre-recorded music, hardback books, games, and movies. According to the corporate website, Anderson’s customer base includes more than 4,000 Walmart stores in the United States and Canada, and more than 600 Sam’s Club locations. The company is also the worldwide distributor of video and music to the United States Army and Air Force, providing entertainment products to America’s Armed Forces.
Moll Anderson is Charlie’s knock down gorgeous wife. She is an author and lifestyles expert originally from Scottsdale, also an entrepreneur, Emmy-winning entertainment reporter and author of at least three books. Moll, a single mother for years, moved to Nashville after her son went off to college and built a successful design company in Nashville catering to professional athletes, country music stars, and other celebrities. And that is where she met the love of her life, Charlie Anderson. Her brand, Moll Anderson Home, is now a nationally recognized brand and as a philanthropist, she focuses her energy on many deserving causes. In 2011 Moll was recognized as one of Donna Karan’s Women Who Inspire. The couple have a 15,000 square foot home in Knoxville, and a fabulous home in Santa Fe where I am guessing Victoria met them. This is Moll’s latest book, available at Neimans. And… little update here… I am told she will totally transform Tim’s penthouse and make it entirely her own! I cannot wait to see what this amazing woman does with all 8400 square feet!
So that’s where the movie star rumors were coming from.
Well, Moll Anderson is stunning and I love the fact that she’s 50ish but looks 35! Alas, they did not buy any of Tim’s art. I’m told he had it craned out of 2100, so if you saw cranes looming over the Ritz Residences recently, don’t go thinking they are building another tower.
No, that was just Tim Headington’s multi-million dollar art collection on it’s way to a brand new home.